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Why we’re at Dollywood’s Splash Country TODAY…

Dollywood's Splash Country Family Photo 2015

There’s a certain reason we’re at Dollywood’s Splash Country TODAY…today’s the day they open for daily operations for the 2016 season! While Dollywood’s Splash Country opened their gates officially last Saturday, May 14, now families and friends can enjoy the fun every single day of summer. The water adventure park—home to RiverRush®, Tennessee’s first and only water coaster—continues to improve …

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Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort Founders Club

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You’ll be hearing a lot from me about Dollywood and its various properties this weekend because my daughter’s orchestra will be performing at the theme park for the first time…so of course I have to go along and support her It’s interesting timing because just a few weeks ago, my husband and I started talking about how we can better …

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Vote for Traveling with Uncommon Kids

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We’d all like to think we’re uncommon, but what exactly does that mean? Let’s face it, most of us have seen the tantrums and breakdowns while on vacation – if not in our own kids than in other families. And chances are it can be witnessed multiple times at expensive amusement parks you’ve saved months just to be able to …

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Dollywood DreamMore Resort Room Tour Video

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Almost one year after opening, the Dollywood DreamMore Resort has welcomed a handful of online influencers (including me!) to learn more about not only what the resort has to offer, but also what’s new for 2016. However, I’m quickly learning that amidst everything that evolves here at Dollywood, there’s one thing that never changes: their commitment to family. It’s iterated …

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Spring Skiing in Quebec City

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Looking to take a trip this spring? Why not consider spring skiing in Quebec City? We traveled to Quebec City for the first time in December 2015 and I can only imagine how beautiful it is in the Spring! With over 45 cm of fresh snow and ideal trail conditions in the Québec City and Charlevoix regions  ‒ skiers and …

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A New Year’s Eve East Tennessee Family Getaway

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Believe it or not, we were actually going to lay low this Christmas break, but when Tiffany (aka Plumb) was invited to speak at the Winter Xtreme Conference in Gatlinburg this week, we saw it as an opportunity for our two families to take a New Year’s Eve East Tennessee family getaway together. Yes, you heard me right, BOTH our …

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Chicago Family Fun: Holiday Travel Edition

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Growing up in Chicago, I had two favorite times of year: one during the summer, right before the 4th of July when Taste of Chicago was in full sing in Grant Park, and the other during the holidays, after Thanksgiving but before Christmas when all the stores are decorated and Michigan Avenue fully comes alive. So when I had the …

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Opryland Country Christmas 2015 – What’s New!

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For the Cone Family, it simply doesn’t feel like the Christmas season has kicked off until we’ve visited the Gaylord Opryland Resort here in Nashville. For almost every year that we’ve lived in Nashville, we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving at home or with friends, and then packed up on Black Friday to head to Opryland for the night. But when we arrived …

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